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Tony Hadley22/02/2016 16:32:52
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Earlier in this thread, I asked for information about Lorena, which stopped being listed in the plans service from the late 1960s or early 1970s. Thanks to regular forum contributor Dave Milbourn, the information has been provided.

Lorena was designed to be built using either either bread and butter, round bilge planked, hard chine or a GRP moulding taken and this is the same with Lorena's larger sister, Lorraine. The 54" Lorraine is still available in the plans service.

The styling of Lorena is dated by modern standards, but it just oozes nostalgia. A 21" half sized version has been added to the to-do list.

Thanks again Dave.

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harry smith 123/02/2016 02:49:13
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Hi All

Some old plans are available on flea-bay from Canada on CD, e.g. Lorraine , Beachcomber, Pirana, Moonmist.

Tony Hadley09/05/2016 12:54:12
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Lorelei, Vic's first model boat design, published in the January 1953 edition of Model Maker magazine. David Goodhand's model is featured in this months (June 2016) Model Boats magazine. The article is an interesting read on vintage radio control and electrics. The plan, MM267, is still available.

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Edited By Colin Bishop, Website Editor on 09/05/2016 14:36:36

Tony Hadley10/06/2016 09:44:32
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A couple of photographs of Vic's Moonmist design from the 2010 Model Boats Commemorative Special 1950-2010 (WH Smith).

The first is Vic's original and the second is Glynn Guest's updated version which is the subject of one of the articles in the magazine, Moonmist Revisited. A snippet from the item - Cheap, easy to build, performs well and it's all your own work. What more could a boat modeller ask?

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Bob Abell10/06/2016 09:56:11
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Hi Tony

A pair of nice models from two master designers, for comparison?

Being an old stick in the mud myself, I prefer Vic`s old world charm design

Glynn`s version is more suited to the young budding boat modeller of today

Bob

Tony Hadley10/06/2016 10:55:23
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Bob,

With your comment "young budding modeller" I think I will have to cast my vote for the Glynn Guest version. After all, I'm one of the younger members of this hobby - soon to sing the famous Beatles song - "When I'm Sixty Four"..

Tony

harry smith 110/06/2016 12:03:11
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Hi Bob and Tony

I would rather Vic's version with it is graceful lines!!!

I have traded a few swaps and added a few Vic Smeed plans to my collection.

These have been resized!!!

Pirana 33", Beachcomber 36" and the Remora 34".

Also found the plans in a book of the Coline, V-bottomed Florida Sport fisherman 50 foot.

A shorter cabin than the Moonmist.

Harry

Martin Field 110/06/2016 19:48:43
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Vic Smeed's original is the one to build. That "revamp-for-it's-own-sake" is a hideous reworking!

Martin

harry smith 111/06/2016 07:11:59
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Hi All

I made a mistake. to\he Beachcomber is not a Vic Smeed ,but, a SG Pickering design.

Still a great boat!

What do you think of this Yankee Sport fisherman(Coline)(50 foot x 14 foot 5 inches, twin screw).

She was based at the Cat Cay Club on the Bahamas.

Her owner George Collier was the manager.

Harry

Dave Milbourn11/06/2016 08:34:48
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That "revamp-for-it's-own-sake" is a hideous reworking!

Aw, come on, Martin. Why not tell us what you really think?

DM

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